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The Man Who Bombed Karachi is the inspiring story of how a childhood fascination for the sea led an outstanding officer to rise to the pinnacle of India's armed. He led the Indian Navy as its chief during the India Pakistan War of Admiral Nanda's book is the first by a naval chief in India. like Karachi. 2 THE MAN WHO BOMBED KARACHI – A MEMOIR “And if war comes again. Get this from a library! The man who bombed Karachi: a memoir. [S M Nanda] -- Memoirs of the author, former chief of Indian Naval Staff.
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The man who bombed Karachi: S M Nanda Publisher: New Delhi: India Today Group, Print book: English View all editions and formats Summary: Memoirs of the author, former chief of Indian Naval Staff. Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Biography Naval history Named Person: S M Nanda Material Type: Biography Document Type: I know this harbour quite well for I started working there.
And you have my word that given the opportunity, the Indian Navy will make the world's biggest bonfire of it. About the Author. That from chiefs of the defence forces is even more so.
Admiral Nanda's book is the first by a naval chief in India. That War saw the use of Indian Naval craft in combat for the first time. One can justifiably say that was the coming of age of Indian Navy.
Admiral Nanda's memoirs are therefore a welcome personal insight into an important part of India's war history. He and his team of professionals formulated pragmatic strategies and devised effective tactics to neutralize the Pakistani Navy.
The main target was the Karachi port, where the bulk of the Pakistani fleet was stationed. In this book, the author provides a detailed account of how exactly the Indian Navy carried out the operations. About the Book. The important clue it provides is that of a young Admiral Nanda growing up on the Manora Island off the Karachi port. He picked up his seaman skills early and joined RIN as volunteer in He knew and remembered its layout, which emboldened him in to plan the attack on Karachi, even as many of his senior naval officers doubted the probability of its success.
The combination of missile boat technology, ability of firing the missiles over the horizon and a sharp assessment of Pakistan's naval plans made the attack possible. Recounting his days onboard HMIS Delhi as First Lt and later as commanding officer of INS Ranjit and Mysore, Admiral Nanda proves how the officers and men of the young navy learned the ropes to handle big ships and also brought laurels during exercises with other navies.
Admiral Nanda also recounts the beginning made to manufacture warships at the Mazgaon Docks in Bombay. During Indo- Pak war, his thinking was to strike first with bold and decisive action in the west and to impose a sea blockade against East Pakistan. Karachi was the primary objective chosen for an offensive strike.
The Soviet-supplied missile boats designed for coastal defence, in a surprise move, were towed till outside Karachi and used for carrying out missile attacks against the ships, port installations and the large oil-storage-tank farm at Keamari near the port of Karachi.
Admiral Nanda rightfully claims that at the end of war, the Indian Navy had found its rightful place in the security matrix of the nation.
The most tragic of these was the sinking of the frigate Khukri. Its captain M. Mulla chose to go down with the ship in the high traditions of all great navies and that action is part of Indian war lore. The fact, however, remains that there is strong opinion in the navy even today, on the wisdom of asking the frigate to hunt for a Pakistan submarine without anti-submarine air support.
It gives a glimpse into life in the Royal Indian Navy, with a dramatic rebellion by Indian sailors against their British superiors, and traces its evolution into an organisation that is today a force to reckon with globally. Most of all, it is an insider's authentic account of the inventive naval strategies that led to one of India's biggest victories in war to date.
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Sort order. May 21, Ajitabh Pandey rated it liked it Shelves: Under his leadership the Indian Navy is known to cripple the Pakistan Navy at Karachi harbour and sinking one-third of the Pakistan fleet. During the 20 odd days of the war, Indian Navy was the de-facto rules in Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal and played a crucial role in surrender of Eastern Command of Pakistan armed forces approx 93 thousand uniformed soldiers, biggest since World War II.
His strategy of using missile boats to bomb the Karachi harbour has become a text book case study for military strategist and was even surprise to Russians from whom the missile boats were purchased.
The Russian Admiral admitted they never though that the missile boats can be used in this radicle manner. Admiral Nanda has taken us through his journey on how he started his carrier as sailer and later joined Royal Indian Navy which eventually became Indian Navy after India's independence from British. This book gives us a glimpse of the struggle he has to do in order to build the Indian Navy as we know of today. Worth reading by every Indian.
Dec 07, Debayan Banerjee rated it really liked it. A great insight into the workings of the Indian Navy from the horse's mouth. Well written and fast paced. Nilesh rated it really liked it Sep 14, Sandeep Pusate rated it did not like it Oct 02, Swaroop Anand rated it really liked it Mar 31, Rohan rated it did not like it Sep 07, Balagopal rated it liked it Jan 05,